They were last airborne on July 19, 1967: the four-man Navy crew from the USS Hornet that took off in an SH-3A Sea King helicopter to rescue a downed pilot in Ha Nam Province, North Vietnam. Hit by anti-aircraft gunfire, the helicopter crashed and the men never returned. Nearly 46 years later, the pilot and his crew will be united again for a final time.
They were only expecting 200. They got more. Many more. Organizers with Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, a Colorado grass-roots gun-rights organization, had planned a free, four-hour firearms training course for local teachers Monday evening. More than 300 teachers showed up for the event in Broomfield.
President Obama’s biggest fan base for 2012 hailed from Hawaii and the District of Columbia, according to just-released poll figures from Gallup.
Every spring since 2008, interior designers and landscape designers from the Washington area help raise money for Children's National Medical Center by participating in the DC Design House project founded by Skip and Debbie Singleton, owners of DC Living Real Estate.
It was inevitable that a heroic quarterback in the nation's capital gets politicized: some now say President Obama could take a few political pointers from Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III.
Oh, woe is Congress: A paltry 13 percent of Americans approve of the job lawmakers are doing, "the lowest Gallup has measured this late in an election year," says Gallup analyst Jeffrey Jones. This is not too comforting for Capitol Hill, where all House seats and roughly a third of Senate seats will be decided in November.
The mainstream media is bored with Republican presidential discourse and already has declared that CNN's big debate on Wednesday was the "last one." It was not.
Election fatigue: Seven out of 10 Americans can't wait for the 2012 presidential campaign to be over, preferring to "fast-forward" to the end, says Gallup analyst Jeffrey Jones.
Forget the bus tour. In 24 hours, it's White House vacation time, punctuated by the outcry of those who say a presidential respite at this juncture is ill-timed and clueless.